FAQs

Who are the organizers, and which is the charity affiliated with BMM?

The event is organized by RBITC, Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor. Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor Charitable Trust is the primary charity that is affiliated to this event. Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor Charitable Trust uses the funds collected at the Marathon for its various charitable initiatives such as supporting spine surgeries, eye surgeries, brain and heart surgeries, polio vaccinations, education, mid-day meals for government school children, environmental projects and more. Some of the projects:

  • Education
  • Sanitation
  • Health
  • Integrated Rural Development

Is BMM an accredited race?

Bengaluru Midnight Marathon is a registered member of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), the foremost organization in distance running across the globe. The course is measured and certified by an accredited IAAF (International Amateur Athletic Federation) – AIMS measurer. Therefore, the timing certificate is valid in more than 400 distance running countries.

What are the charities affiliated with BMM 2017?

Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor Charitable Trust is the primary charity that is affiliated to this event. Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor Charitable Trust uses the funds collected at the Marathon for its various charitable initiatives such as supporting spine surgeries, eye surgeries, brain and heart surgeries, polio vaccinations, education, mid-day meals for government school children, environmental projects and more. Some of the projects:

  • Work with 7 Government schools in the area (covering 2000+ kids)
  • Conduct blood donation camps (last year collected over 2000 units)
  • Sponsor corrective surgeries for people with permanent vertebral deformation
  • Work with the local population in arresting glaucoma and other eye ailments
  • Plant trees in and around Whitefield (cumulative 50,000+)

When is Bengaluru Midnight Marathon 2017, start times and location?

The Race Day is on 16th of December 2017.

All races will start from KTPO, Whitefield. Please see route map and description for details.

Event Date Time
COMMUNITY RELAY 16th Dec 2017 6:00PM
5K IT City Fun Run 16th Dec 2017 7:30PM
AIRBUS CORPORATE RELAY 16th Dec 2017 09:45PM
OPEN 10K Run 16th Dec 2017 10:00PM
FULL MARATHON 16th Dec 2017 12:00 MIDNIGHT
HALF MARATHON 17th Dec 2017 12:15AM

(Please check website for final details closer to Race Day)

What is the minimum age to participate in the Race events?

Marathon

: At least 18 years as on December 16, 2017.

Half Marathon

: At least 18 years as on December 16, 2017.

10K Runs

: At least 14 years as on December 16, 2017.

IT City Fun Run

: At least 12 years as on December 16, 2017.

Corporate Relay Race

: At least 18 years as on December 16, 2017.

Community Relay

: At least 8 years as on December 16, 2017.

How do I register for the BMM 2017?

You could either register online at www.midnightmarathon.in or at the registration point at designated registration locations as mentioned in the website.

How do I register online?

Click here to register online. Participants registering online will be allocated a unique ticket number. Chest Nos./Bibs and Timing chips will be distributed at the Expo from Dec. 14-15 2017 only, from 10am to 6pm. Venue will be intimated shortly. Please check our website www.midnightmarathon.in for Collection venue and further dates.
Registrations for the IT City Fun Run will happen during this time at the expo.
Please Note - There will be no exchange/delivery of bib numbers on Race Day i.e. 16th December 2017.

Is online registration secure?

The online registration is protected using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. All information supplied will be transmitted via SSL which encrypts and protects your personal information over the internet.

When do registrations close?

Registration for Open 10k, Full & Half Marathon closes on 10th December 2017 at midnight. For 5K IT City Run: Online registrations will close on 15th December 2017, midnight. On-the-spot registrations will continue at KTPO, Whitefield on 16th December up to 12 noon only. (For 5K IT City Run only)

What are the admission fees for the Race day events?

Marathon

: Admission fee of Rs. 1000 per person plus 18% GST

Half Marathon

: Admission fee of Rs. 1000 per person plus 18% GST

10K Run

: Admission fee of Rs. 1000 per person plus 18% GST

5K IT City Fun Run

: Admission fee of Rs. 500 per person plus 18% GST

Corporate Relay Race

: Please Contact Anil Danti at anildanti@gmail.com for registration.

Community Relay

: Please Contact Dr. Seemanthini Desai at drseemanthinidesai@gmail.com for registration.

What will the registration charge show up as on my bank statement?

The merchant name that will appear on your bank statement as Explara.

What is the Pet-a-thon?

A pre-race event, the Pet-a-thon is a fun run for pets their owners, when the cute, the cuddly and the adorable representatives of the animal world come out to show their support for the city. Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor is the primary charity that is affiliated to this event. Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor uses the funds collected at the Marathon for its various charitable initiatives such as supporting spine surgeries, eye surgeries, brain and heart surgeries, polio vaccinations, education, mid-day meals for government school children and more.

What is the distance of all the races?

Full Marathon

: 42.195 km.(8 loops)

Half Marathon

: 21.09 km.(4 loops)

Open 10K Run

: 10 km.(2 loops)

IT City Fun Run

: 5 km.(1 loops)

Airbus Corporate Relay Race

: 42.195 km.(8 loops)

Community Relay

: 5 km (Each of the 5 participants runs 1 km)

Prize Money & Awards

List of prizes at BMM 2017

Overall Winners BMM 2017 Indian Winners 2017
S. No. Race (Rs.) (Rs.) (Rs.) (Rs.) (Rs.) (Rs.)
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
1. Full Marathon - Men 70000 50000 30000 55000 35000 20000
2. Full Marathon - Women 70000 50000 30000 55000 35000 20000
3. Half Marathon - Men 50000 30000 20000 35000 25000 15000
4. Half Marathon - Women 50000 30000 20000 35000 25000 15000
5. 10 K Run - Men 50000 30000 20000 35000 25000 15000
6. 10K Run - Women 50000 30000 20000 35000 25000 15000

Certificates & medals will be issued to every participant (Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Run and only certificates for 5K IT City Fun Run Participants). Prize money is subject to TDS deduction as applicable. This will be paid out within 13 days of the event, i.e. by 30th December 2017

How and when do I get my chest number?

Chest Nos./Bibs and Timing chips will be distributed at the Expo from Dec. 14-15 2017 only, from 10am to 6pm. Venue will be intimated shortly. Please check our website www.midnightmarathon.in for Collection venue and further dates.

Can someone else pick up my chest number?

We strongly suggest you pick up your chest number yourself. However someone can pick up the chest number on your behalf if they carry the counterfoil/ ticket issued by Ticket Counter along with an authorization from your side and an original photo ID card of yours.

Where do we report on the day of races?

Location for reporting is KTPO, Whitefield. You are required to report 60 minutes before the race starts

What timing device will be used?

Timing chip will be provided to every participant who registers before 12th December, 2017 for the Full and Half Marathon, 10k Runs, and the Corporate Relay.

No timing chip or timing is applicable for the IT City Fun Run.

Do I have to pay additional to my admission fees for timing chip?

No, The Cost of the timing chip is included in the admission fee of Rs. 1000/- Plus 18% GST. (For Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Run)

When will I get my race results?

Race results will be available on the website and also will be SMS’ed to you. Please provide accurate mobile number in the form. You can download your certificate from the website directly.

Will I get a certificate?

Yes, all participants of the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Run with timing chip can download their certificate from the website. No Certificates will be given to participants of these races without timing chip. Participation Certificates for the IT City Fun Run, Corporate Relays and Community Relay will be distributed at the venue on completion of the event.

Where is the baggage hold?

The baggage hold will be near the start point of all the races at the holding area.

Where can I park?

Adequate parking space is available at KTPO .

Will bikes, cars be allowed on the course?

Traffic will not be allowed on the track. The lanes will be closed and will be used only for athletes.

Will medical facilities be available at the venue in case of an emergency?

Yes, medical facilities will be available at the venue and along the race route. There will be 6 ambulances at the venue and race route to deal with medical emergencies. There will also be a 20 bed clinic at the venue with about 15 doctors on call throughout.

Will all locations across the course have enough security?

Yes. All locations across the course will be manned by police personnel, private security services and hundreds of volunteers.

Are pets allowed on the course?

Pets will not be allowed on the track during events.

Is there a time limit for the Full & Half Marathon?

The track will be free of traffic till 6 am, which will give all Marathon and Half Marathon participants 6 hours to complete.

Where will the restrooms be located?

Portable toilets will be located at the staging area and along the course as well.

Will food and water be available at the venue?

Water will be provided free of cost to all runners of BMM 2017. Food can be purchased from the food stalls that will be setup at the venue.

Will there be enough lighting on the course?

Lighting arrangements have been made. In case of a power failure generators have been setup.

What kind of clothes do I need to wear for the run?

There is no specific requirement as such. We suggest track pants/shorts and a t-shirt as they are more comfortable for running.

Are there any other events scheduled for the race day?

Apart from the races, the BMM 2017 will have live performances by musicians, dancers and bands to entertain the participants.

What's Corporate Relay?

Corporate Relay is an initiative as part of the BMM charity event, wherein corporates can send a Team of 8 employees for Marathon Run. Normally most of the employees can run an average of 5 km and hence don’t participate in full Marathon. This is a team event of 8 employees like a relay race so as each team runs full Marathon distance and employees feel the sense of participation.

How do we register for the Corporate Relay?

Please Contact Anil Danti at anildanti@gmail.com for registration.

Who can participate in the Corporate Relay?

8 people from any corporate/company or an NGO can register for the Corporate Relay.

Can Corporate send more than one team?

Yes, but up to a max. of 4 Teams only. Corporates are encouraged to send more than one team to participate and also have inter function/ inter department competitions within the competition.

How many teams from each organization can participate in the Corporate Relay?

Upto a maximum of 4 teams only.

What are the prizes at the Corporate Relay event?

Corporate Cup to the winning team. Medals to the 1, 2 & 3 placed teams. Certificates to all. Gift vouchers from sponsors will also be gifted to the winners.

Can the team have its own promotion items like T-shirts, banners etc?

Yes. Corporates may target the event to promote their company Logo as well as teaming and competition among team members but no giveaways can be distributed to general public without permission from organizers.

Who can participate in the Community relay?

Any gated Community can forward a team. Participants over the age of 8 can participate in it.

How do we register for the Community relay?

Please Contact Dr. Seemanthini Desai at drseemanthinidesai@gmail.com for registration.

Till what time is the 10K race open ?

The Open 10K starts at 10 pm and is open till 11.45 pm.

Is the event open for sponsorships?

Yes, please contact Anil Danti at anildanti@gmail.com

What are the branding opportunities?

Corporate logos and slogans will be included on hoardings, banners and medians along the race route. Corporates with over 300 runners will be provided a separate area at venue for promotions, hospitality, cheering etc.

Are hotel options available?

Arrangements to be announced soon.